Shorewood High School Senior Katie Eder was recently featured in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel for her work with Kids Tales, the nonprofit she started in 2014, focused on developing a creative writing curriculum. Kids Tales stemmed from the idea that Eder could help improve literary skills by teaching kids to write and publish stories.
Since its beginning, Kids Tales has grown in leaps and bounds, going from serving 18 kids in 2014 to now serving more than 800 kids in 12 U.S. cities and six different countries. A key factor in the growth of the program was AFS Project: Change, a competition which Eder applied to and ending up winning. From that competition, Eder has had the opportunity to spend more time sharing her program abroad and she has learned a lot from those experiences.
When asked by the Journal Sentinel about the future of Kids Tales once Eder goes to college, she said "I love Kids Tales and I want to be a part of it for the rest of my life. I just want to figure out how to give Kids Tales its best chance to continue to grow."
View the entire Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article here.